|Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words - TED.com|
Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. At TEDxZurich, he shows how to do just that -- and less.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxZurich; TED; Talks; statistics; visualizations; 2011
|Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education - TED.com|
Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; economics; education; math; statistics; 2009
|Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks) - TED.com|
In a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis, Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating "the optimum TEDTalk" based on user ratings. How do you rate it? "Jaw-dropping"? "Unconvincing"? Or just plain "Funny"?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; comedy; entertainment; statistics; TED2010; 2010
|Talithia Williams: Own your body's data - TED.com|
The new breed of high-tech self-monitors (measuring heartrate, sleep, steps per day) might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day — because our own data can reveal much more than even our doctors may know.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; data; health; heart health; statistics; TEDxClaremontColleges; 2014
|Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world - TED.com|
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; global; health; statistics; TEDSalon Berlin 2014; 2014
|Chris Jordan pictures some shocking stats - TED.com|
Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics -- like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; beauty; business; culture; photography; plastic; statistics; TED2008; 2008
|Steven Levitt on child carseats - TED.com|
Steven Levitt shares data that shows car seats are no more effective than seatbelts in protecting kids from dying in cars. However, during the question and answer session, he makes one crucial caveat.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; cars; culture; economics; parenting; statistics; transportation; 2005
|Peter Donnelly shows how stats fool juries - TED.com|
Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly reveals the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics -- and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; culture; genetics; science; statistics; technology; 2005
|Gary Wolf: The quantified self - TED.com|
At TED@Cannes, Gary Wolf gives a 5-min intro to an intriguing new pastime: using mobile apps and always-on gadgets to track and analyze your body, mood, diet, spending -- just about everything in daily life you can measure -- in gloriously geeky detail.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@Cannes; TED; Talks; design; health; medicine; psychology; statistics; technology; 2010
|Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index - TED.com|
Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; economics; global issues; happiness; statistics; tedbooks; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Hans Rosling on HIV: New facts and stunning data visuals - TED.com|
Hans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world's deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions -- not drug treatments -- is the key to ending the epidemic.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; disease; global issues; presentation; statistics; visualizations; TED2009; 2009
|Nate Silver: Does race affect votes? - TED.com|
Nate Silver has answers to controversial questions about race in politics: Did Obama's race hurt his votes in some places? Stats and myths collide in this fascinating talk that ends with a remarkable insight on how town planning can promote tolerance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; cities; politics; race; statistics; urban planning; 2009
|Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when - TED.com|
Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force. At TEDIndia, he graphs global economic growth since 1858 and predicts the exact date that India and China will outstrip the US.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; health; statistics; technology; visualizations; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Emily Oster flips our thinking on AIDS in Africa - TED.com|
Emily Oster re-examines the stats on AIDS in Africa from an economic perspective and reaches a stunning conclusion: Everything we know about the spread of HIV on the continent is wrong.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; Featured; economics; global issues; health; science; statistics; 2007
|Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide - TED.com|
At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for "raw data now" -- for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. At TED University in 2010, he shows a few of the interesting results when the data gets linked up.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2010; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; statistics; visualizations; web; 2010
|Michael Green: What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country - TED.com|
The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1930s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter...
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; policy; statistics; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty - TED.com|
Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; Google; development; economics; global issues; health; statistics; visualizations; 2007
|Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade? - TED.com|
Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing -- mostly unreported -- piece of front-page-worthy good news: We're winning the war against child mortality. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital stories.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; data; development; health; state-building; statistics; third world; TEDxChange; 2010
|Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen - TED.com|
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; Google; demo; development; economics; global issues; health; statistics; visualizations; TED2006; 2006